Market Basket recently found a new use for MaxLite® LED Garage and Canopy Luminaires. Rather than installing them in a parking garage, the New England grocery retail chain used them to illuminate backroom coolers.
The 40-watt LED fixtures replaced 150- and 200-watt incandescent lighting in the backroom coolers of the supermarkets, where they store and stock cold beverages and food. “We initially used MaxLite’s LED fixtures in six Market Basket grocery stores in New Hampshire and Massachusetts,” said John Maria, vice president of Design Lighting and Electrical Supplies, Inc. The lighting is also being used in two new stores in New Hampshire.
Engineered to operate in temperatures as low as -30 degrees Fahrenheit, MaxLite luminaires were ideal for illuminating the Market Basket coolers. The LED fixtures dissipate heat efficiently and perform well in cold applications. They deliver up to 3150 lumens at a color temperature of 5000K.
The LED modules are copper plated to provide high thermal transfer rate to minimize junction temperature of the LED and to maximize the service life. The heavy-duty cast aluminum one-piece housings are polyester powder coated to guard against rust and corrosion and sealed against dirt and bugs. The lenses are crafted of high-quality, shock-proof polycarbonate with UV inhibitors.
“The MaxLite fixtures offered a high level quality and energy efficiency and we are using them on new jobs for other Market Basket stores,” said Maria.